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Environment and Health in Low and Middle income Countries

East Baltimore
3rd Term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Friday, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Christine George
Contact Email
Frequency Schedule
Every Year


Examines environmental health hazards and how they can affect human health in low and middle income settings. Introduces heavy metals, water sanitation and hygiene, waterborne and related diseases, energy resources and health, air pollution, and second hand smoke. Presents and critiques strategies for conducting exposure assessment, designing studies, and mitigating exposure for environmental health hazards. Prepares students to use scientific evidence to defend a position related to environmental health in both oral and written formats
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain how toxicology, microbiology, and epidemiology can be used to identify environmental exposures
  2. Explain effects of environmental factors on human health
  3. Explain an ecological perspective on the connections among human health, animal health and ecosystem health
  4. Critique scientific publications on environmental health
  5. Examine environmental health hazards in low and middle income countries
  6. Appraise mitigation options for environmental health hazards
  7. Use scientific evidence to defend a position related to Environmental Health in both oral and written format
  8. Examine and differentiate the types, the processes of development, and the guidelines of use for globally-available public health environmental and/or technologic intervention
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Quizzes
  • 10% Participation
  • 20% Group Presentation
  • 20% Paper(s)
Jointly Offered With